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Russ of the BML 10:02 Fri Sep 4
Cloud Storage - Family photo's and home video's - Advice
Keep all my personal / family photo's on two external hard-rives which I keep updated.

Just bought daughter new laptop and it won't read them due to being incompatible. They work fine on our old laptop but it is now the PC version of a Ford Sierra.

So I am thinking cloud storage.

Can anyone give me advice on what to use? Drop Box? Amazon, Google? Or are there better ones out there not so known. Mainly looking for best value for money and ease of use.

One of the hard-drives is 1TB and I am about half of that so whatever that is I need.

Thank you in advance to fellow WHO'ers.

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Vexed 2:13 Mon Sep 7
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Russ of the BML 1:28 Mon Sep 7

There's no point, he's just told you a load of bollocks.

Russ of the BML 1:28 Mon Sep 7
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Mike Oxsaw 3:48 Sat Sep 5

Thanks. I will look into this.

Russ of the BML 1:27 Mon Sep 7
Re: Cloud Storage - Family photo's and home video's - ADVICE
MaryMillingtonsGhost 9:30 Sat Sep 5

Ok thanks a lot. I will give this a go.

Cheers.

Vexed 5:01 Sat Sep 5
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Mike Oxsaw 3:48 Sat Sep 5

More hilariously bad advice. What a lunch.

Cabbage Savage 4:32 Sat Sep 5
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YES nurse he bring back hi kuality drinks after last cigerete smuggle.
He have finest TENNENTS SUPER. Tomaz have the pimms I just finish bottle of harvey bristols creams

Nurse Ratched 4:25 Sat Sep 5
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Arf! Is that a bottle of PIMMS??

Cabbage Savage 4:23 Sat Sep 5
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favorite foto of Tomaz and pickle and me on way to bench.

https://i.ibb.co/mhkbzfn/pick.jpg

Mike Oxsaw 3:48 Sat Sep 5
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Russ of the BML 9:01 Sat Sep 5

Have you tried a new/different USB cable?

The power available at the USB port on the new machine might be lower than that on the old one. If the resistance in the cable is at the top end of the allowed tolerances then the two together may simply not work.

A new cable is cheaper than a new drive

dolph 12:14 Sat Sep 5
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There surely can’t be any apostrophes remaining to be kept in storage

onsideman 12:12 Sat Sep 5
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Why don't you just store your media wherever you keep all your surplus apostrophes

MaryMillingtonsGhost 9:30 Sat Sep 5
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Russ
Within Device Manager, rather than updating the driver have you tried uninstalling the device? I’d give this a try, and once uninstalled reboot the laptop (with the hd attached). The correct drivers should then be installed upon restart. If this fails it could just be a faulty disk (I’ve been through a fair few myself).

Russ of the BML 9:02 Sat Sep 5
Re: Cloud Storage - Family photo's and home video's - ADVICE
I also sent you WhoMail.

Russ of the BML 9:01 Sat Sep 5
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MaryMillingtonsGhost 11:27 Fri Sep 4

Thanks for reply.

I can't see it at all. And the message I get is:

Last device not recognised due to malfunction

Although the drive works perfectly well on my old laptop.

I have done some digging and been into Device Manager and checked the USB menu and it is listed as 'Unknown' device and has a yellow warning sign on it. The status for this is:

Windows stopped this drive due to problems

I right clicked and selected driver tab and tried to update the driver but that didn't work and the message was:

Request for USB descriptor failed

I delved a bit deeper into Disk Management and it allows reallocation of driver letters but that is starting to get above my ability and so I left that alone.

All the while it works perfectly on the old one.

Further checks online are suggesting that I may need to re-format the disk. I have a copy so I may do that. Copy everything back and then see. If not may it be time for a new hard-drive?

Vexed 8:11 Fri Sep 4
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Mike Oxsaw 5:32 Fri Sep 4

It's surprising that an expert like yourself has forgotten that a viable quantum computer doesn't actually exist. It's fair to say it's unlikely someone is going to use one against this blokes holiday snaps. Even if this were to occur you use a quantum proof algorithm like elliptic curve wouldn't you?

I mean you're the expert, you must just be having a bad day right?

WHU(Exeter) 7:46 Fri Sep 4
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And the piece de resistance...cheesecake from Bejams

Jasnik 7:03 Fri Sep 4
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Useless advice what about the sausages on sticks too.

WHU(Exeter) 5:35 Fri Sep 4
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So much useless advice on here

Put 'em all on cine and invite your neighbours round for a cheese and pineapple on sticks night

Mike Oxsaw 5:32 Fri Sep 4
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Vexed 2:49 Fri Sep 4

So he takes your expert "advice" and encrypts his files then some Ukrainian maverick gets hold of a quantum computer and tests it out by decrypting then editing/deleting all his personal files.

I get that you don't give a fuck because they're not your files though.

In any case, to get back to the original point, he'll need to gain access to the drives, whatever he decides to do. I don't think the solution to that lies in the cloud. First things first - no need to charge straight for the money shot.

Jasnik 3:48 Fri Sep 4
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Ahh you mean the drives themselves.

What are they.

Jasnik 3:46 Fri Sep 4
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What I don't get how the hell are they incomparable to the new machine?

If they a jpeg or whatever anything should be able to read them

Capitol Man 2:55 Fri Sep 4
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I’d go for one of the free ones. I think I have three services that come for free with other products I use.

Amazon, Microsoft, google, and I pay for Apple for backup for the whole family.

Smugmug/Flickr also seem to have reliable services.

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